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Governor’s rule imposed in J&K, LA placed under suspended animation
SRINAGAR, Jun 20: Governor's rule was today imposed in the state following the approval by president Ram Nath Kovind. Subsequently, governor N N Vohra placed the legislative assembly under suspended animation. Governor had last evening sent a report to president recommending imposition of governor’s rule in the state after the collapse of PDP-BJP coalition government due to withdrawal of support by BJP to the government. After BJP’s pull out fr...
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Terrorism elimination in Valley top agenda of govt: Rajnath
Defends Kashmir policy
LUCKNOW/ NEW DELHI, Jun 20 (Agencies): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, in the backdrop of Governor’s rule being enforced in Jammu and Kashmir following withdrawal of support by the BJP from PDP led coalition government, on Wednesday said that elimination of terrorism from Kashmir was the top agenda of the government. “We will not tolerate terrorism from across the border at any cost and ensure that peace prevails in Kashmir,” the Union Minis...
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‘Did try but could not reach Mehbooba’
Pull-out was difficult decision, but taken in larger interest: Madhav
`There was enough progress in bringing Hurriyat to negotiating table’
NEW DELHI, Jun 20 (Agencies):BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav on Wednesday said the decision of pulling out of the ruling coalition with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir was a “difficult thing to digest” for him but it was taken in the “larger interest” of people of the state and India. Madhav also revealed that there was “enough progress” in bringing the Hurriyat leadership to the negotiating table. "I won't say beyond that but the develo...
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India raises killings of Shujaat, Aurangzeb at UN
UNITED NATIONS, Jun 20 (Agencies): India on Wednesday raised the cold-blooded murders of veteran journalist Shujaat Bukhari and Indian army soldier Aurangzeb inside the United Nations assembly in Geneva while slamming a recent report by the global human rights watch body that alleged human rights violations in Kashmir. “It is the cross border terrorism that seeks to muzzle the voices of our people. The last week's gruesome assassination of a s...
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Shedding a tasteless sin
Mohammad Sayeed Malik
SRINAGAR, Jun 20: Only an Urdu phrase—gunnah e be-lazzat (tasteless sin)---can effectively characterize the incompatible relationship between the PDP and the BJP which the latter unilaterally walked out from on Tuesday, leaving its alleged senior partner to lick the wounds of their unwept separation. By all account, this decision of the BJP is rooted in its ‘2019’ poll strategy. Issues framed in the aftermath of the dramatic announcement in New...
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Vohra to Secys: Ensure efficient, prompt delivery of public services
SRINAGAR, Jun 20: Governor N N Vohra held a meeting with all the administrative secretaries and the senior most police and forest service officers at the civil secretariat here today. This was the governor’s first visit to the civil secretariat after the imposition of governor’s rule in the state earlier today. Governor directed administrative secretaries and DGP to ensure that all government functionaries attended office punctually and their...
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Vyas, Kumar appointed advisors to governor
Subrahmanyam is new CS
SRINAGAR, Jun 20: Governor N N Vohra has appointed B B Vyas, IAS, chief secretary, J&K and Vijay Kumar, IPS (Retd) presently serving as senior security advisor, union ministry of home affairs, as advisors to the governor with effect from the date they assume charge. According to an order issued by the general administration department, the terms and conditions of their appointment shall be notified separately. Meanwhile, consequent upon the a...
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Vohra chairs security review meeting
Emphasises safety, security of the civil population
SRINAGAR, Jun 20: Governor N N Vohra reviewed a wide range of security management issues relating to the state with senior civil, police, central police, army and central intelligence agency officers in a meeting held at the Raj Bhavan today. While reiterating the importance of maintaining constant surveillance the ground situation, governor directed that immediate action must be taken on reports received from any quarters regarding any pr...
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NC seeks dissolution of LA to thwart horse trading
‘Dialogue imperative, can’t resolve crisis through operational, military means’
SRINAGAR, Jun 20: National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah today demanded dissolution of assembly to thwart horse trading. The demand was made by him while chairing a meeting of the party’s core group to discuss the prevailing situation and recent developments in the state. Addressing reporters at the conclusion of the core group meeting, Omar Abdullah said the party sought the dissolution of the state legislative assembly to thwar...
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Sitharaman visits slain jawan’s family in Mendhar
‘Aurangzeb’s sacrifice will not go in vain’
Anubhav Misri
POONCH, Jun 20: Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman Wednesday visited the family of Rifleman Aurangzeb, who was abducted and killed by militants two days ahead of Eid, and assured the sacrifice of the brave-heart would not go in vain. She described the slain rifleman as an inspiration for the nation. Accompanied by senior army officers, the Defence minister went to the remote hamlet of Salani in Mendhar tehsil of border district Poonch to expre...
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‘No political interference’
Guv rule not to affect anti-terror ops: Rawat
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Jun 20: The imposition of Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir will not affect the anti-terror operations, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Bipin Singh Rawat said on Wednesday, adding that there's no political interference. “We only stopped our operations during Ramzan. But, we saw what happened. The imposing of Governor's rule will not affect our operations. Operations in the valley would continue as earlier. We don't face an...
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Shutdown in Tral over militants’ killings
SRINAGAR, June 20: A shutdown was observed in Tral sub-division over the killing of three militants in an encounter with security forces. Shops, business establishments, private offices and educational institutions remained shut in Tral township and its peripheries while traffic too was completely off the roads. Despite road blockades and restrictions by the government forces, thousands of people on Wednesday turned up to attend the funeral...
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Cop killed, 2 others injured in Pampore attack
SRINAGAR, Jun 20: A policeman was killed and two others injured in a militant attack at Galander- Pampora on Srinagar-Jammu highway this evening. The attacked was carried on a police vehicle of IRP-17 Battalion, officials said. The injured were removed to sub district hospital Pampore where from one of the injured, identified as Tanveer Ahmad was referred to SKIMS for specialized treatment. But he succumbed to injuries. Security forces r...
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Mobile Internet restored in S Kashmir after a week
People across south decry unabated Internet gag
SRINAGAR, June 20: Mobile nternet service was restored across South Kashmir on Wednesday after remaining suspended for around a week. The officials at various service providing companies operating in Kashmir revealed that acting over the directions of law enforcing agencies mobile Internet was restored in South Kashmir areas on Wednesday afternoon. Pertinently, mobile Internet was suspended in several parts of valley on the evening of Eid-ul...
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Vohra likely to continue till Sept
JAMMU, Jun 20: N N Vohra is likely to continue as Governor of Jammu and Kashmir till September 1, 2018. Currently, Vohra, who was appointed as a governor in the state in June 2008 and was given a fresh term in 2013, is among few governors appointed by the UPA government to have continued in his position under the BJP-led NDA dispensation. The second tenure of Vohra is coming to an end on June 28 later this month. It was being speculated that he...
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SRINAGAR, Jun 20: Former union minister Yashwant Sinha on Wednesday visited the family of Shujaat Bukhari, senior Journalist who was killed by unknown gunmen last week and expressed condolences. Reports said tt Sinha reached Kreeri in north Kashmir's Baramulla district today afternoon and met the family of Bukhari including his brother and former minister Syed Basharat Bukhari. Sinha offered his condolences to the family over the killing of Sh...
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Ominous import of break-up
The imposition of governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir after the sudden and dramatic breaking of the BJP-PDP alliance on Tuesday heralds the beginning of troubled times for the state ahead. The only entity that is likely to gain out of the tumultuous turns is the BJP which in most probability timed this sudden divorce for reaping its harvest in the forthcoming parliamentary elections. The sudden parting of ways by the BJP and the PDP, alliance p...
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The OHCHR report on Kashmir - I
By Tapan Bose
India undertook to fulfill its twenty year old promise that it would ratify the UN Convention Against Torture. India, having been an active member of the UN Human Rights Council, having submitted to the UPR process on three occasions, and as a member of the Troika made recommendations to other countries for improving its human rights situation, it is strange that the government now asserts that the OHCHR report on the situation in Jamm...
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The octopus in the newsroom
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Transaction row
Dear Editor, It refers to newspaper-advertisements on 15.06.2018 by Income tax Department wherein it is informed that accepting cash of rupees 200000 or more from a single person in a day or for one or more transactions relating to one event or occasion is illegal. It is beyond understanding why such heavy amount upto rupees 200000 is allowed. This needs to be reduced to one-tenth of existing limit i.e. rupees 20000 like is in case of some prop...
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IOA constitutes adhoc committee of Winter Games Federation of India : WGAJK
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